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SunsetSet: 17:24
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HR943

Altitude: -46.6°   Azimuth: 283.7°   Direction: West-North-West

HR943 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Fornax.

HR943 visual magnitude is 6.19. Because of its reltive faintness, HR943 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR943 is 0.075 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR943 star
DSS2 image of HR943. The red arrow shows the motion of HR943 during the next 10000 years (12.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR943

6.19
Main-sequence

HR943 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -46.6°
Azimuth: 283.7°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR943

HR943 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR943 are provided in the following table:

03h 07m 50s
-27° 49’ 51”
222.28°
-59.84°
Fornax

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR943 in the sky:

Finder chart HR943 star
Simplified finder chart for HR943.

Visibility of HR943 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's HR943 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.8°
Max altitude: 10.7°
Azimuth: 242.2°

Distance of HR943 from the Sun and relative movement

HR943 is distant 187.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

57.64 pc
187.90 ly
12 km/s
0.075 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR943

HR943 belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

2.39
A5V
8486K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR943 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR943. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR943

SAO168321
SAO168321